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  • Pro-Gen Raheel banners reappear in garrison city

    RAWALPINDI: After the banners urging Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif to impose martial law and form a government of technocrats in the country a few months ago, posters again emerged in the garrison city on Saturday asking the government and parliamentarians to amend the law allowing the general to contest the general elections 2018 and become the prime minister...

    The posters have been installed in the heart of the garrison...

  • Steven Finn to replace Andre Russell in Islamabad United squad

    England seamer Steven Finn will replace West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell in Pakistan Super League defending champions Islamabad United's squad for the upcoming tournament, the Islamabad United manager told DawnNews Wednesday...

    Islamabad United had initially decided to retain Russell — the most successful bowler in PSL last year with 16 scalps — while he awaited a verdict on the doping charge...

  • 2,000-strong police bike squad set to hit city roads to fight street crime

    KARACHI: Karachiites will soon see some 2,000 police commandos patrolling on city roads and streets on over 1,000 motorbikes as the authorities have launched a “street watch force” to fight increasing street crime...

    Confronting threats ranging from terrorist attacks to deadly battles with gangsters, street criminals and hitmen associated with political groups, the Karachi police backed by the Sindh Rangers have succeeded in improving...

  • Islamabad — not a city for cheap food

    ISLAMABAD: While the residents of the federal capital enjoy greener environment, better road network and other facilities than many other parts of the country but they also pay around 30 to 40 percent more for food items than those living elsewhere...

    Over the last decade, the capital has become Pakistan’s most expensive city, forcing a number of people out of the capital into the rural areas and Rawalpindi...

  • Islamabad to get new sister city

    ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to declare Islamabad as the sister city of Minsk, the capital of and largest city of Belarus...

    During Prime Minister Nawaz Shariff’s visit to Belarus a few months ago, both the governments agreed that Islamabad and Minsk should be made sister cities...

  • On Islamabad's bike lanes, residents pedal towards a greener city

    Cyclists are taking to the streets of the Pakistani capital, after the Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation officially opened dedicated bike lanes for the first time, aiming to promote a greener environment and better public health...

    11 miles) of cycle track, costing around $20,000, will help reduce public reliance on fuel-guzzling vehicles that have degraded the sprawling city's air quality...

  • UAE's MBF Group to build medical city in Islamabad

    Dubai-based MBF Group has signed an agreement to build an integrated medical city within the 100,000 square metre Gulberg Greens housing project in Islamabad, Gulf News reported on Sunday...

    "The medical city will also feature the country’s first medical mall, therapeutic and recreational areas, a regional cardiology centre, and an orthopaedic centre," he was quoted as saying in the report...

  • Justice Ahmed laments about state of roads in Islamabad, says 'not possible' for him to drive in the city

    Acting Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed while lamenting about the state of Islamabad's roads during a case on Friday said that although he had been driving for 40 years, he was unable to do so in the city...

    A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Ahmed summoned the capital's mayor and the chairman of the National Highway Authority (NHA) and asked them to inform the court of steps that have been taken to clear encroachments...

  • How India's 'Garden City' became garbage city

    Hailed first as the country's Garden City and then its Silicon Valley, drawing in multinational IT firms and their monied executives, today Bangalore is paying a heavy price for its success ? it's a city overflowing with garbage, its infrastructure and waste collection services unable to keep up with decades of unchecked growth...

    Located on a plateau and blessed with a relatively cool climate, the city is dotted with public parks and...

  • Man City dazzle as United held by Hull City

    LONDON: Manchester City turned on the style to dismantle West Ham United 4-0 and revive their fading Premier League title aspirations as Manchester United’s hopes suffered a potentially fatal blow with a goalless home draw against struggling Hull City on Wednesday...

    City produced a scintillating first-half display, scoring three times before the break through Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and new boy Gabriel Jesus, before Yaya Toure’s...

  • CIIT pro-rector dismissed

    ISLAMABAD: The pro-rector of Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) has been terminated from service after his doctoral thesis was found to be plagiarised up to 72pc...

    The Comsats Board of Governor, which met here on Friday, terminated the services of pro-rector Haroon Rashid, as Preston University has already withdrawn his PhD degree on June 6 for plagiarism...

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